For disabled candidates:
Looking for that dream job? Here is an e-book with loads of hints and tips for disabled job seekers for just a fiver.
Balance CIC - Enabling independence
Balance helps disabled people in South West London to reach their potential. including employment support for people with mental health needs or a learning disability. See more here
Middlesex Association for the Blind
The Middlesex Association for the Blind is offering a free service to anyone who has a disability or a visual impairment. This service runs from Hanwell, West Ealing at The William Hobbayne Centre, W7 2HB.
- CV writing
- Covering letter, Speculative letter
- Time management
- Application form filling
- Telephone techniques
- Interview techniques
The course runs for six weeks throughout the year and is free of charge to all registered visually impaired and disabled people. It runs every Monday and Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm.
Please contact Ali via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or John via email – email@example.com so we can discuss your options.
We are disabled friendly and have good access for wheel chair users and support mild to moderate learning disabilities.
Please call 07720237830 during 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri to find out more.
Rehab 4 Addiction
Rehab 4 Addiction is a free and national helpline assisting people suffering from addiction and mental health problems. You can can contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690.
Working With Cancer
Working With Cancer is a social enterprise which supports people within the UK who are affected by cancer to successfully manage work, return to work, remain in work or find work, depending on their personal needs. http://www.workingwithcancer.co.uk
Blue Assist - to help you communicate
BlueAssist cards and phone apps are a simple system to help anyone who has difficulties communicating when in the community to gain understanding and help. See here for more details.
Need to rent an accessible property in London?
Here is the solution. Branch Properties are an honest, ethical and independent company passionate about property and people. They deliver complete peace of mind to tenants, landlords and homeowners. See more details here
Stair Lift Experts
We are a family-run business with one simple aim: To secure the right stairlift/through-floor-lift at the best price for any budget. See here
Peer to peer support for disabled people and their carers. Lots of advice and guidance and forums - see here
Cups With String
Cups with String is a network for disabled people and those who are important to them to talk about what is going well for them and where different organisations are doing well, or could improve.
Focus on Disability
A website full of information for disabled people, with information, resources, email advice and much more. See here.
It's a good idea to put your CV on a number of job boards. Evenbreak is pleased to work in partnership with Strike Jobs who make it easy for you to upload your CV and start searching for jobs in seconds. Strike Jobs help disabled and non-disabled candidates find the right job for them. Register now!
If you are at a crossroads in your career, New Directions can help you discover who you really are, create a vision of the life you really want to live, identify your options and clarify the steps you can take to achieve success.
Mynchin Career Consulting
Mynchin Career Consulting has solutions to your job seeking woes. We understand the issues from the sharp end as we have personally weaved our way through the employment minefield with a disability. We would love to hear from you to see how we can help.
Here is a magazine for disabled people with a real positive slant! Have a look (and Evenbreak has a regular column about job seeking skills!)
Low self-esteem preventing you from finding employment? Spokz People c.i.c. provide counselling and support groups for people with physical disabilities. Working with a qualified counsellor who has disability experience will help you get into the right frame of mind before you start applying for jobs!
BID Services works in partnership with deaf people and other communities to help them achieve greater control over their lives. Our services include British sign language interpreting and training, deaf awareness training, specialist equipment, residential placements, personal and social care, advocacy, support for Tinnitus, employment support and information on housing related needs.
Making Lemonade provides coaching for disabled people serious about finding or retaining work. Making Lemonade’s coaching is all about successful results so is ideal if you are looking for employment or wish to explore your options around your current position.
Wenman Mobility have a large range of aids and adaptations to make your life easier. Pop into their showroom in Warwick or have a browse around their website.
Specialist car insurance for disabled people:
SNAP Childcare is a specialist recruitment agency placing nannies, team leaders and specialist child care workers to work with babies and children with additional needs. SNAP16+ recruits enablers, buddies and PAs for young people aged 16+. We offer a nationwide service. www.snapchildcare.co.uk and www.snap16plus.co.uk
Need a holiday or short break? Respite Solutions specialise in personalised searches and booking to find a holiday or short break which suits your needs.
MASIS (Mobility and Sickness Information Service)
.MASIS aims to address a wide and diverse range of services to improve the lifestyles and wellbeing of disabled people (and those with long-term medical conditions) and their carers,as well as promote social inclusion and equality. National and international developments are also taking place and as a charity,MASIS has a strong philosophy towards developing networking relationships with service providers and commercial organisations.Refer to www.masis.org.uk e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For inclusive employers:
Wondering if there really are business benefits of diversity? Here's an e-book which explores the evidence.
Equal Approach are proud to work in partnership with Evenbreak, to enhance the offering for diversity services. EA are accredited diversity professionals working across the UK and Europe in the provision of Diverse Talent Pools, Consultancy and Training for management and executive candidates who are representative of key diversity slates, including Disability, Age, Gender, .Race, Religion, Working Parents & Carers, Sexual Orientation, Transgender and Obesity. Operating within a wide range of sectors including Banking, Financial Services, Professional Services, Legal, Retail, Construction and Automotive, and with an enviable portfolio of clients across these areas. For more information of how Equal Approach can enhance your business with diverse talent, contact Dawn.Milman@equalapproach.com
The Clear Company
We are the UK's leading experts with more than a decade of experience and a track record of assisting public and private sector companies and charities to achieve their full potential by improving diversity in recruitment and talent management. Find out more here, and you can sign up for our newsletter and get a free ClearKit licence.
Rennie Consulting supports organisations in facilitating accessible services and environments, with a particular interest in assisting employers to support their disabled staff.
UR Consultants is a unique service providing bespoke disability awareness training and consultancy at realistic rates. They provide accessible versions of information and carry out mystery shopping, audits and disability awareness training.